dtrace.conf(12) wrap-up

For the second time in as many quadrennial dtrace.confs, I was impressed at how well the unconference format worked out. Sharing coffee with the DTrace community, it was great to see some of the oldest friends of DTrace — Jarod Jenson, Stephen O’Grady, Jonathan Adams to name a few — and to put faces to [...]

Posted on April 9, 2012 at 6:03 pm by ahl · Permalink · 5 Comments
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DTrace OEL update

A few months ago I took DTrace on OEL for a spin after Oracle announced it. The results were ugly; as one of the authors of DTrace, I admit to being shocked by shoddiness of the effort. Yesterday, Oracle dropped an updated beta so I wanted to see how far they’ve come in the 4+ months [...]

Posted on February 23, 2012 at 10:00 pm by ahl · Permalink · 8 Comments
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Oracle’s port: this is not DTrace

After writing about Oracle’s port of DTrace to OEL, I wanted to take it for a spin. Following the directions that Wim Coekaerts spelled out, I installed and configured a VM to run OEL with Oracle’s nascent DTrace port. Setting up the system was relatively painless. Here’s my first DTrace invocation on OEL: [root@screven ~]# [...]

Posted on October 10, 2011 at 10:43 pm by ahl · Permalink · 13 Comments
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DTrace for Linux

Yesterday (October 4, 2011) Oracle made the surprising announcement that they would be porting some key Solaris features, DTrace and Zones, to Oracle Enterprise Linux. As one of the original authors, the news about DTrace was particularly interesting to me, so I started digging. I should note that this isn’t the first time I’ve written [...]

Posted on October 5, 2011 at 9:51 pm by ahl · Permalink · 32 Comments
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